Managing Bluefin Tuna in the Mediterranean Sea
Marine Policy, Vol. 36 No. 2 Pages: 502-511
2012 | PDF
AbstractAtlantic Bluefin Tuna is an important but not well managed fishery in the Mediterranean Sea. In this paper, management system is evaluated with information on stock status, resource rent, and total
employment. The non-restrictive implementation of International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) policies is found to be the institutional reason for its management failure, while
the common-property and shared stock nature of this fishery is the fundamental reason. To address these major issues, policy schemes are proposed to help sustainably manage this valuable resource in
the Mediterranean Sea.